Paris – Day 2

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Waking up late on Saturday morning, we tucked into our lovely continental breakfast before stumbling out into the lazy Parisian bustle, setting our sights loosely on the Louvre museum.

The city is still on the highest of alerts following attacks in the last year. Over the last couple of days, we have grown used to the sight of police vans on every corner, and officers armed with semi-automatic rifles guarding the most popular tourist spots. However, approaching the Seine from the south, we encountered seven large security vehicles parked in a row, and a camouflage Jeep filled with soldiers. What could possibly be happening?

Gay Pride, of course!

Despite the excitement, we quickly found the atmosphere slightly claustrophobic (plus, it was difficult to see anything) and eventually managed to cross le Pont des Arts to reach the Louvre.
The museum was truly glorious – there is a reason why it…

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